Alan Mallory is an international speaker, author, and performance coach who is passionate about leadership and reaching new heights in all that we do. His unique philosophy of life revolves around empowering people and embracing an agile mentality focused on goals and results. By understanding what drives and motivates us, we are able to cultivate more innovative and effective ways of thinking and taking action. Alan holds a degree in Engineering from Queen’s University and a Master's in Psychology from Adler University, giving him a well-balanced approach to the outer and inner challenges we all face. He has worked internationally with large organizations as a professional engineer and project manager developing patents and implementing solutions to complex challenges in the mining and metals industry. Building experience through a lifestyle of adventure and challenge, Alan embarked on the project of a lifetime and set a world record on Mount Everest along with three members of his immediate family. The expedition involved two years of planning and two months of climbing through immense challenges but they were able to overcome these obstacles through strategic planning, healthy team dynamics, self-awareness, and perseverance.
Alan’s dynamic presentation focuses on agile thinking, tools, and strategies as well as comparing and contrasting these elements to a more traditional waterfall approach. It is an engaging visual and educational journey that is supported by many of the stunning photos and short videos captured along Alan’s family’s expedition to the summit of Mount Everest – a journey filled with unparalleled challenges and some of the roughest, most extreme conditions imaginable. Alan’s keynote reinforces the importance of numerous project areas such as strategic planning, effective communication, risk management, teamwork, and development of trust within professional relationships as well as the mentality and passion involved in conquering one’s own Everest, whatever that may be. The real story is much more than the climb; it is about a purpose-driven team that set an ambitious goal, committed to the planning and preparation, persevered with passion, and achieved success. The powerful strategies and skills that contributed to this achievement, especially during the intense and at many times critical situations, can be applied to all projects.
Alan highlights various technical and strategic components throughout his program. Some of these elements include:
- Development of risk response strategies
- Agile roles and responsibilities
- Adopting an iterative approach
- Responding quickly and efficiently to issues that arise
- Reframing activities to focus on goals and results rather than tasks
- A work breakdown structure and importance of time management
- Categorized work packages and prioritization
- Empowering team members to make critical decisions
|Event Date||01-18-2022 6:30 pm|
|Event End Date||01-18-2022 8:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||12-29-2021 7:00 am|
|Cut off date||01-18-2022 6:00 pm|